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Old 05-06-07, 12:33 PM   #1
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fork weight limits.

Just curious if these forks would be ok for a clyde to use. i could find the 2004 manual but not for the 2007 its in other languages. so if anyone has any experiences with these or any info it would help.

Marzocchi mz super comp 100mm
Marzocchi mz Race 100mm
marzocchi mz comp 100mm

i would mainly be doing xc and some dh. nothing crazy though. i weigh 260. if theres anything im forgetting to write just let me know.

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Old 05-06-07, 12:57 PM   #2
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whoa, XC and DH? That's like saying you're going to math class to do some arithmetic and some differential calculus. One is MUCH harder than the other (one for your brain/the other for your forks).

And anyway, 100mm is nowhere near enough for proper DH, nothing crazy, just actual DH. And you'd need two totally different bikes unless your XC bike is more AM/FR geometry than XC.

But, to answer your now amended question: yes, all of those forks will do fine for some basic XC (anything that requires less than 100mm travel) at your weight. How do I know? I ride a Rockshox Judy J3 SL and I used to be 255ish (now 235 and dropping...slowly). It's fine for some XC/light AM riding (i.e. mild jumps/drops in the 2-3' range -- as long as you have some technique and don't just use the bike to take the hit). The only thing you need to do is make sure it's setup properly (i.e. proper spring/suspension oil) -- and it probably will have the strongest setup available for that fork if it's coming on a big bike (i.e. 20" or larger).

BTW: here's the link to the manuals. It's under 2007 OEM forks on the website:
http://www.marzocchi.com/Template/li...2Dmtb&offset=2
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Old 05-06-07, 02:12 PM   #3
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lol when i say mild dh i mean like my driveway steepness. or a bit more just for a few second. but pretty much just xc. sorry for my noobieness.

thx for the reply though it was a great help
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Back in the day, Marzocchi was the clyde fork of choice. I used to go through a fork a year (Rock Shox and Manitou) until I bought my Marzocchi Atom Bomb back in '98. I still haven't replaced it and it's only needed to be serviced twice.
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